Salmon Arm dentist follows in family’s footsteps

Salmon Arm dentist follows in family’s footsteps

Dr. Brandon Schiffner of Chu Dental made fellow of Pierre Fauchaud Academy

A Salmon Arm dentist was recently recognized as a leader in his profession.

Dr. Brandon Schiffner of Chu Dental received a fellowship from the Pierre Fauchaud Academy of Canada. The honour is given to those who are among the most outstanding leaders in various fields of dentistry.

In Schiffner’s seven-and-a-half years of practice he has served as Salmon Arm Dental Society president, Thompson Okanagan Dental Society secretary-treasurer, Thompson Okanagan Dental Society president, Thompson Okanagan representative for the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C., and has been actively serving on Shuswap Lake General Hospital’s dental on-call system.

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Schiffner has provided free emergency dental service at the former Living Waters Emergency clinic. He has also has been instrumental in setting up a service in Vernon to provide services with an anesthesiologist for patients who are unmanageable in a dental office, either from fear or behavioural issues.

In addition to all his volunteer work, boss and father-in-law, Dr. Gerry Chu said Schiffner has been very keen on continuing dental education and “trying hard to balance his life being a great dad, husband and son-in-law.”

Doctors Gerry Chu and Kristy Chu, Gerry’s daughter and Schiffner’s spouse, were made fellows of the Pierre Fauchard Academy in 2017.

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